AORN Foundation

Supporting Nurses Who Make Surgery Safe

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AORN Scholarships

We Help Support Your Professional Goals

Impacting Lives

It is because of generous individual contributions and corporate giving that we can provide nurses these resources to help reach their professional goals:

  • Academic scholarships
  • Professional development grants
  • Patient safety resources, like tool kits and webinars
  • Seminars for leadership and nurse education
  • Evidence-based research

Lapel Pins

These lapel pins will display your AORN pride. Proceeds go to support the AORN Foundation.

A contribution to the AORN Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is more than a donation – it is a vital investment in the journey to improve nursing excellence and patient safety. Together, we can change lives, but we need your support.

Donate your birthday to support the AORN Foundation mission. To celebrate, support a cause you love and help save lives — ask your friends and families for donations instead of gifts.

By partnering with the AORN Foundation, corporations show their support of perioperative nurses and the critical role they play in patient and worker safety.

To continue advancing important initiatives, we need your help. The AORN Foundation relies on your commitment to work together.

Empowering Perioperative Nurses

Creating lifelong learning opportunities for perioperative nurses is crucial to the future of the profession and the patients they care for every day. The mission of the AORN Foundation is to empower perioperative nurses in advancing patient and workplace safety through education and research.

Nurses of color can advance their nursing careers with financial support from the Barba Edwards Scholarship through the AORN Foundation: Continuing a Legacy of Service.

We're Here for You

The AORN Foundation is here to support your professional goals and help you maintain evidence-based knowledge and competencies for providing quality care to your patients. We provide funding for academic scholarships and grants, as well as support for continuing education and certifications, and evidence-based research to advance the practice.